Lisa Gansky

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Lisa Gansky
Vice Chair
Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County
Manhattan Libertarian Party
Personal Details
Birth: January 21
Los Angeles, CA
Education: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, (BA English, Linguistics Minor, TESL Certification); Columbia Business School (MBA)
Occupation: Cybersecurity
Residence: Miami, FL
Party: Libertarian Party
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter
Instagram: Instagram
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Lisa Gansky is a libertarian activist known for her involvement in the Libertarian Party and the Mises Caucus both in New York and Florida. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gansky's journey from California to New York to Florida has shaped her political activism and professional career.

Early Life and Education

Gansky was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended college in San Luis Obispo, California, studying English and Linguistics. It was during her college years that she registered as an Independent, upon the realization that neither major political party resonated with her beliefs. She later earned her MBA from Columbia Business School.

Personal Life

While residing in San Francisco, Gansky experienced a challenging period when she was in an abusive relationship. This traumatic experience played a role in her identification with libertarianism, with its emphasis on freedom and personal liberties. Fortunately, she moved on from this chapter of her life, eventually relocating first to Boston and later to Manhattan.

Gansky loves standup comedy, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Criminal Minds, and NHL hockey. She is an ardent dog lover, and she also enjoys photography, which she has turned into a side hustle.[1] Her photography has been featured in many publications including Forbes, Fox, NBC, TimeOut New York, and TSN. She also had several photos included in the book Triple Overtime by Stephen Cole[2].

As a recent Jewish convert, she frequents her Miami synagogue nearly every Shabbat.

In her professional life, Gansky works as a cybersecurity expert, specializing in threat intelligence, data compliance, governance, and ad fraud.

Political Activism

Gansky's political activism was profoundly influenced by her experiences in New York during the pandemic. Her state's response spurred her into action, leading her to join the Manhattan Libertarian Party and the Libertarian Party of New York. Briefly considering a mayoral run in New York City late 2020, she chose instead to focus on her volunteer activities, and withdrew in early 2021.

After she and her friend Antony Sammeroff were denied entrance to a libertarian debate at the Soho Forum in August 2021 for not having vaccine passports[3] and her Manhattan synagogue introduced a vaccine passport requirement in September 2021, Gansky made the difficult decision to leave New York. In November 2021, she moved to Miami, where she continued her libertarian activism.

Libertarian Party Involvement

After watching comedian Dave Smith at The Stand in New York City in 2014, Gansky became a dedicated follower of his libertarian podcast, Part of the Problem. In 2015, she officially joined the Libertarian Party, having been registered as an Independent for many years.

New York

Gansky joined the Libertarian Party of New York in 2016 and was an active member until her move to Florida in 2021.

Positions Held:

Committee Assignments:

  • Member, Communications Committee (2021-present)
  • Member, Social Media Subcommittee (2021-present), from which she frequently tweeted via the LPNY Twitter account (@LPNYofficial).
  • Member, Delegate Selection Committee (2021-2022)


Upon moving to Florida, Gansky became an active member of the Libertarian Party of Florida and the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade.

Positions Held:

  • Regional Representative, Region 14 (2023-present)
  • Vice Chair, Communications Committee (2022-present)
  • Vice Chair, Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade (2023-present)

Committee Assignments:

  • Member, LPF Convention Committee (2023-present)
  • Chair, LPMD Communications Committee (2022-present)


As of 2022, Gansky has served as a member of the Historical Preservation Committee. In 2023, she was named Chair of the Memorial Subcommittee, which is responsible for gathering the names of those Libertarians have passed recently to memorialize them at the National Libertarian convention in 2024.

Positions Held:

  • Member, Historical Preservation Committee (2022-present)
  • Chair, 2024 Convention Memorial Subcommittee (2023-present)

Libertarian Party Social Media Presence

Gansky is active on X, posting from the handles @LPNYofficial, @LP_Florida, and @LPPalmBeach.